The Real Reason Why Shereé Whitfield Left 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta'

Shereé Whitfield on 'The Traitors' Season 2

The Real Housewives of Atlanta seems to be undergoing some major renovations for the upcoming Season 16. Over the past several months, we've heard that several current cast members will not be returning for the newest season of the Bravo staple. Among them is Shereé Whitfield, which prompted a wave of outrage and confusion upon news that she was not on the Season 16 cast list.

Why did Shereé Whitfield leave RHOA? And is there a chance she'll return yet again? Here's everything we know so far.

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Is Shereé Whitfield on The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 16?

No! A press release announcing the RHOA Season 16 cast did not include Sheree's name, as first reported by Entertainment Weekly.

Why did Shereé Whitfield leave The Real Housewives of Atlanta?

At the time of this article's publication, there has not been an official statement from Shereé nor any additional information as to the exact reason why she is not returning to RHOA. If we were to hazard a guess at this moment, we'd assume it was part of the near-unanimous turnover of the cast after Season 15. At this moment, only two cast members, Kenya Moore and Drew Sidora, are staying on from Seasons 15 to 16.

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Has Shereé Whitfield left The Real Housewives of Atlanta before?

Yes! This is in fact the third time in Shereé's tenure on RHOA that she has left the show. Shereé was part of the longtime series' first season in 2008, and starred for the first four years before leaving in 2008. She came back four years later as a housewife "friend" in Season 8, before returning to the cast formally the next year. She stayed on one more year after that before leaving again in 2018. Once more, a couple of years passed before Shereé returned yet again as a guest for Season 13, joining the main cast for the third time for the next two seasons.

Who else has left The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 16?

Announcement of Shereé's absences just caps off a long series of departures in anticipation of RHOA's sixteenth season. Of course, the Bravo world was rocked a few months ago when Kandi Burruss, the franchise's longest-running housewife, announced she wouldn't be coming back to the show. News of her departure was also followed by Marlo Hampton and Sanya Richards-Ross, who had joined the series in Season 14.

Will Shereé Whitfield star on another reality show after The Real Housewives of Atlanta?

As the circumstances surrounding Shereé's departure are murky at this moment, there's no news as to whether she'll be appearing on another reality show in lieu of RHOA. However, with Shereé making her debut on competitive reality TV earlier this year in the smash hit The Traitors Season 2, the sky's the limit!

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